I’m excited to share several new publications, all of which seem to have come out around the same time toward the end of the year here. And all of which tend to circle around some of the same themes of creativity and design thinking for teachers and teacher education, and ways to broaden or integrate new ideas in STEAM teaching and learning (in the case of the Thinking Skills & Creativity pieces this is reflected in using design thinking to support teacher creativity in managing problems of practice; in the STEAM Journal piece this involves drawing upon design skills to develop STEAM; and in the Leonardo article, we explore the use of figurative language as a bridge between the arts and sciences).

Henriksen, D. & Mishra, P. (2018). Of metaphors and molecules: Figurative language bridging STEM and the arts in education. Leonardo. Just Accepted publication Jan 25, 2018. doi: 10.1162/LEON_a_01607

Henriksen, D. (2017). Creating STEAM with design thinking: Beyond STEM and arts integration. The STEAM Journal, 3(1), Article 11. Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol3/iss1/11

Henriksen, D., Richardson, C., & Mehta, R. (2017). Design thinking: A creative approach to educational problems of practice. Thinking Skills & Creativity. 26, 140-153.